Ancestor of noted actor Ted Danson (III) through his son, Denison Oliver Smith.
1760 built a house in Stonington, Connecticut - that is still standing today.
1775 led the opposing forces when the British started raiding seaside towns, specifically Stonington.
c1760 purchased a man known as Venture, allowing his to work for wages. He was able to earn enough t eventually pruchase his own freedom. He published his own story in 1798 - A Narrative of the Live and Adventures of VENTURE, A Native of Africa, but Resident above 60 years in the United States of America.. He later purchased his wife and his children's freedom. He went by the name of Venture Smith.
↑ 1.01.1 "Puritans and Pioneers." Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (Season 4, Episode 3). PBS. 17 Oct 2017.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Oliver by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Oliver: